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Out and About 10-27-11

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Art openings

New Mexico photographers Michael Berman, David Taylor and Connie Samaras will be featured in an exhibition of their work at the New Mexico Museum of Art. An opening will be Friday and the exhibit will run through April 22. For more information, visit nmartsmuseum.org.

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art presents an opening reception for combined media, paintings and sculpture by Bruce Dorfman and Rachel Stevens. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe. The exhibit will run through Nov. 18.

A Dia de los Muertos Art Show will be on display for one day only, from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts at Northern New Mexico College in Española. Sixteen artists will show their work and include: Nikki Bustos, Patricio Chavez, Matthew Duran, Benjamin Lopez, Cruz Lopez, Diego Lopez, El Moises, LeRoy Lopez, Joseph Lopez, Byron Martinez, Russell Martinez, Arturo Montaño, Toby Morfin, Gene Ortega, Bryan Romero and Gabriel Vigil.

Auditions

Auditions for the Adobe Theater’s production of, “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” by Eugene O’Neill, will be from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 5 and from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Adobe Theater, 9813 N. 4th St. NW, Albuquerque. For more information, contact director Jim Cady at 505-577-4242 or jimcady@earthlink.net.

Book signings

Austin, Texas author Gary J. Cross will sign copies of his book, “Buried With Honor,” from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Java Joe’s, 604 N. Guadalupe St., A, Santa Fe. s

Santa Fe author Rosemary Zibart will sign copies of her new youth book, “True Brit — Beatrice, 1940” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail. The signing is in conjunction with the museum’s Dia de los Cuentos (Day of Stories). For more information, visit santafechildrensmuseum.org/calendar.html.

Classes

The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center offers the following classes: “Intro. To Chimayó-style weaving,” with Lisa Trujillo, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 5-6. Cost is $160-$200, materials extra; “Weaving basics,” with Beatrice Maestas Sandoval, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 5-6. Cost is $160-$200, materials extra; “Off-loom handweaving plus,” with Caroline Rackley, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. Cost is $96-$120, with a $10 mat fee. To register, or for more information, send email to eduation@evfac.org.

Comedy

Jeff Dunham takes his characters on his “Controlled Chaos” show, coming to the Santa Ana Star Center March 14, 2012. Tickets, $47.25, are on sale now and may be purchased at ComcastTIX.com or by calling 888-694-4849.

Concerts

The Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque presents Bayside, Saves the Day, I am the Avalanche and Transit at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $17, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque presents Alesna, A Skylit Drive, Sleeping with Sirens, Attila, Memphis May Fire and Sea Swallowed Us Whole at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Tickets, $16, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Camel Rock Casino presents Aaron Tippin at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Rock Showroom. Tickets, $20 and $35, are on sale now and available at tickets.camelrockcasino.com.

The Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque presents Mac Miller with Pac Div and Casey Veggies at 8 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets, $18, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque presents Gwar, Every Time I die and Warbeast at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Tickets, $19.50, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque presents Immortal Technique and Chino XL at 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets, $18, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

The Route 66 Casino Hotel presents, Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico at 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets, $45-$65, are available at startickets.com.

Exhibits

The New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors presents, “Ranch Women of New Mexico,” through Sunday; and “Heart of the Home,” through Nov. 27; “Illuminating the Word: Saint John’s Bible,” Oct. 23-April 7, 2012; “Contemplative Landscape,” Oct. 23, 2011-Dec. 31, 2012; “The Letter, the Word and the Book,” Nov. 4, 2011-April 15, 2012. The museum is located at 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe.

“Illuminating the World: The Saint John’s Bible” will share its space and spirit with “Contemplative Landscape” at the New Mexico Museum Palace of the Governors, beginning Oct. 23. The exhibit offers a photographic exploration of how people have responded to and interacted with New Mexico’s landscape through art, architecture and sacred rituals.

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture opens a major exhibition of North American Indian baskets on Nov. 18. The exhibit will run through May 1. The museum is located on Museum Hill, on Camino Lejo, off Old Santa Fe Trail. For more information, visit indianartsandculture.org or call 476-1269.

Haunted house

The “Portal of Fear” haunted house opens it doors on Thursday and will run through Oct. 31. The haunted house runs from 7:30-11 p.m. each night and is in the Coronado Shopping Center off of Cordova Road in Santa Fe. Tickets, $7 per person are available at the door. Proceeds will benefit area non-profit organizations that have a focus on youth, For Kids Sake and Positive Life Choice Center of America.

Meetings

The Santa Fe chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a talk by Will Barnes, former contract botanist with the Valles Caldera and a science teacher at the Santa Fe Girls School, where he has developed an outdoor science curriculum. The talk is titled, “Project Preserve.” The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. today at the REI store community room, 100 Market St., off Guadalupe St. in the Railyard. There’s free parking in the area after 6 p.m. For more information, call Tom Antonio at 690-5105 or send email to tom@thomasantoniorg. Meetings are free and open to all.

Movies

The Lensic presents, “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Tickets, $5, are available at lensic.org, ticketssantafe.org, or by calling 988-1234.

Parties
La Galeria Santa Cruz y el Espresso presents a Halloween skull face painting party for all ages at 3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located across the plaza from the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz.

The Devil’s Delight Costume Contest Party will be at 9 p.m. Friday at the Sandia Grand Ballroom at Sandia Casino. Tickets, $15, are available at ticketmaster.com.

Performances

Popejoy Hall presents the Blue Man Group, Friday-Sunday. Tickets start at $37.50 and are available at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

Stars Never Fade Productions presents “Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can.” Kim Borchardt Taylor portrays Joplin at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 and Sunday at La Casa Sena Cantina, 125 E. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. $25 cover charge. For reservations, call 988-9232.

The Lensic Performing Arts Center presents an evening with Rinde Eckert, who will perform his new, one-man  multimedia work-in-progress, “Becoming … Unusual: The Education of an Eclectic,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students, and are available at lensic.org, ticketssantafe.org, or by calling 988-1234.

Stars Never Fade Productions presents, “Carpenters: Yesterday Once More,” starring Stephanie Duran, at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at La Casa Sena Cantina, 125 E. Palace Ave., Santa Fe. $25 cover charge. For reservations, call 988-9232.

Santa Fe Pro Music presents, “Beethoven,” at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 and 3 p.m. Nov 13 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. For more information, visit santafepromusica.com.

The Dancing Kings, masters of Latin dance, bring the heat to Popejoy Hall. The performance will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets, $24-$44, are available at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

The Taos Chamber Music Group presents, “Nocturne” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. Tickets are available for $20 in advance at taoschambermusicgroup.org, or at the Harwood Gift Shop on Ledoux St. For more information, visit taoschambermusicgroup.org.

Popejoy Hall presents, “Blast!,” an onstage music explosion, at 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets, $39-$59, are available at popejoypresents.com, unmtickets.com or by calling 877-664-8661.

The Lensic Performing Arts Center and Wise Fool New Mexico present the ninth production of Circus Luminous Nov. 25-27. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10-$30 and available at lensic.org, ticketssantafe.org or by calling 988-1234.

Christmas music artist Mannheim Steamroller will perform for one night only, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Santa Ana Star Center. Tickets, $40-$60, are on sale now and available at ComCastTIX.com or by calling 888-694-4849.

Talks

The Abiquiu Lecture series presents Douglas Johnson, talking about “The Coronado Expedition.” The gallery opening will be at 5:30 p.m., with the lecture and image presentation at 7 p.m. Tony O’Brien will have a book signing, lecture and image presentation on Nov. 17. For more information, visit http://abiquiuworkshops.com/schedule/artist-lecture-series/.

Upcoming

Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion” at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho Feb. 29-March 4, 2012. Tickets, $35-$75 for adults; $28-$61 for children 12 and younger; and $31.50-$63 for military, seniors and students, are available at comcasttix.com or by calling 1-888-694-4849.